First listed on: 12 July 2019

Water Services Operator
Treatment / Distribution

Grade 4
$52,603.20 - $67,340.00 + Superannuation
9 day Fortnight

Liverpool Plains Shire is a vibrant, dynamic and economically strong rural area located four hours north of Sydney and 45 minutes south of the regional centre of Tamworth.  The region has a rich agricultural history and picturesque beauty encompassing the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and the sweeping expanse of the fertile Liverpool Plains. The area offers the opportunity for a true rural lifestyle in a friendly atmosphere with excellent transport links.  Council offers a range of benefits to employees including a 9 day fortnight, training and study assistance.

The Works Department at Liverpool Plains Shire Council is seeking an experienced Water Services Civil Operator.

Key Accountabilities

  • To work as part of a team to deliver safe and reliable water and sewer services.
  • Operate and maintain treatment processes to meet Council’s quality systems, regulatory requirements and levels of service.
  • Operate, maintain and repair Council’s water and sewer distribution assets.
  • Provide excellent customer service for all of Council’s water and sewerage stakeholders.

Qualifications / Experience

  • NSW TAFE Cert III Water Industry Treatment (Drinking Water) or equivalent.
  • NSW TAFE Cert III Water Industry Treatment (Wastewater) or equivalent.
  • Have successfully completed SafeWork NSW General Construction induction training.
  • Class MR Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation, fault diagnosis, maintenance and repair of various Local Government water supply and sewerage systems.
  • Experience working with Drinking Water Management Systems (DWMS) and Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMP).
  • Demonstrated ability to co-operatively work in a multi-disciplinary work environment to achieve the best outcomes.
  • Ability to effectively work autonomously, as well as co-operatively within a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, warning labels and compliance information relating to Council Policy, Work Health & Safety, Environment and Quality.
  • Willingness and ability to learn and apply knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain records, and communicate effectively in both verbal and written formats.
  • Ability and prepared to work according to a 7-day spread-of-hours on-call roster, and perform overtime duties (as applicable) where directed.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles of EEO and WH&S, and a demonstrated ability to apply them to work practices.

If you are interested in the opportunity for a challenging career providing services to the community, please contact Garth Parker, Water Services Supervisor on 0428 637 646 on or visit Council’s website to find out more about the position..

For information on the recruitment process please contact Sophie Boyce, Human Resources Business Partner on (02) 6746 4502.

To apply for this position please send through a cover letter addressing the essential criteria, a copy of your CV and relevant qualifications to

Please submit your application by 4pm Friday 26th July 2019.

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